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by Steve Wozniak

  • ISBN: 0755315316
  • Author: Steve Wozniak
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  • Rating: 4.7 of 5
  • Language: English
  • Pages: 352
  • Publisher: Headline Review (2007)
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  • Category: Memoris
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I was very disappointed by this book. The best thing about it was the title

I was very disappointed by this book. The best thing about it was the title. I was really looking forward to hearing more about Woz as he is clearly a very clever man who made a terrific and inspired contribution to the personal computer. I knew little about him other than as "the other guy" in the Apple story and his "hacker" roots. Wozniak comes across as a rather guileless individual, contrasting with his description of Steve Jobs who fleeced Wozniak of money and attempted to disrupt his post-Apple remote control business. another book I was reading and thought he would enjoy it. He did. 26 February 2017.

Steve Wozniak Crazy Technical Genius. Anyone starting to read this book expecting to be wowed by a literary genius or amazing elaborate stories need to a reality check.

Steve Wozniak was the sole designer of the Apple I and Apple II. After being awarded the National Medal of Technology in 1985, he won the Heinz Award for Technology, the Economy and Employment for 'single-handedly designing the first personal computer and for then redirecting his lifelong. After being awarded the National Medal of Technology in 1985, he won the Heinz Award for Technology, the Economy and Employment for 'single-handedly designing the first personal computer and for then redirecting his lifelong passion for mathematics and electronics toward lighting the fires of excitement for education in grade-school students and their teachers'. After being awarded the National Medal of Technology in 1985, he won the Heinz Award for Technology, the Economy and Employment for 'single-handedly designing the first personal computer'. Gina Smith, who helped Steve write his book, is the former Technology Correspondent for ABC News and an award-winning journalist. Country of Publication.

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After 25 years of avoiding the public eye, Steve Wozniak breaks his silence and tells the full story of the Apple computer, from its conception to his views on the iconic cult status it enjoys today. But for Steve's dream to build himself a computer, Apple would never have happened. In June, it was just an idea. By that Christmas, he'd built something that his friend convinced him to sell, just for fun. The rest, as they say, is history.

Discover Steve Wozniak famous and rare quotes. I, Woz: Computer Geek to Cult Icon: Getting to the Core of Apple's Inventor". Book by Steve Wozniak, May 9, 2013. The easier it is to do something, the harder it is to change the way you do it. Steve Wozniak. Service Culture, Way, Easier. Most inventors and engineers I've met are like me.

Steve Wozniak is without question one of the greatest innovators of our day. iWoz provides a good look into his personal life including how he was raised and how his passion led to the development of the personal computer. The book is very interesting

Steve Wozniak is without question one of the greatest innovators of our day. The book is very interesting. The only disappointment I had was that not a lot of time was spent talking about the early days of Apple. It was there, to be sure, but I was hoping to get into more depth of what it was really like to work there when he worked there

Comments (7)

Kale
This was a much better book than I expected - but then again I am an engineer of the same age as Steve Jobs, went to the same elementary school as Steve Wozniak (four years later) and grew up in the same Cherry Hill West subdivision of Sunnyvale, CA. that both of them lived in. So I was perhaps better able to relate to some of the things that the book talked about - I even had the same chemistry teacher, Dr. Hubbs, at De Anza College who is mentioned in the book. It brought back a lot of memories of that time and place in 1960's Silicon Valley life.
I found it appropriately technical but not too geeky. Also very honest and straight forward. In my opinion, an even better book than the biography of Steve Jobs by Walther Isaacson - which is also worth reading but a more definitive work.
Steve Wozniak focuses most of the book on his childhood, youth and early adult life & relationship with Steve Jobs up to the time when Apple Computers gets up and rolling. That story alone would have made the book worth reading.
After that he skips a lot of detail and talks more about his person life, marriages and things he did after his full time involvement with Apple. When you are all done you come away feeling like you know the person Steve Wozniak.
You also realize that without Steve Jobs, he would have just spent his life being a super-geek company man making a mid-six figure salary working for Hewlett Packard. And without Steve Wozniak, Steve Jobs would have probably become a B-list, new age cult leader living somewhere in Santa Cruz.
Washington
Who doesn’t want to know the inside story of Wozniak the Wizard? Charming, down-to-earth, entertaining and friendly—more adjectives available on demand. iWoz is a stimulating peek into the human history behind the rise of an iconic, globally monolithic corporation. Wozniak exemplifies genuine innovation, with a vision to not only invent new technologies, but to make technology accessible and user-friendly—put simply, to improve people’s lives. His work is not that of an engineer only, but of an artist—a master, whose great creations have changed the world.
Andromakus
The genius of Steve Wozniak is part of computing folklore, albeit based on a handful of designs. Personally, I feel 'cunning' would be a better description. Woz created designs that made the most of limited hardware, that performed dazzling tricks. But often the designs were impossible to expand or develop further. They were like breathtaking stunts of digital design. But the label 'genius' has stuck.

Which is why it's so disappointing that Woz spends so much time telling you what a genius he is. If you thought Jobs had an inflated ego, you might need to recalibrate. Practically every paragraph seems to be there purely to insist on Woz's brilliance. And this alleged genius clearly doesn't extend to writing. The story reads like the verbatim transcription of hyperactive eight year-old who has been slipped a strong coffee. Significant details and stories are drowned in a sea of banal anecdotes told in language a normal eight year-old would find drearily infantile.

I'm trying to finish this book because it's a subject that deeply interests me. But I find I can bear only a few pages at a time before I need to read something grown-up.
Doulkree
Woz tells the story of his whole life with such candor and believability. You get to know him based on his stories and the way tells them (From the heart). I can honestly say I have a good feeling for who he is as a person, after reading his book.

This is the guy behind Apple, he is the genius behind the Apple and the Apple II. These products were the first that set the trend for Apple's easy-to-use, customer friendly products. Without him, there is no Apple. Period.

Woz doesn't gossip much about Jobs, he does talk about their friendship and business dealings. Woz really stepped back more or less after the Apple II. He truly believed that creating personal computers was an art as much a science. Having taken a digital electronics course, I have some appreciation for what his skills were and he is an incredible man. He had some serious talent for sure. He talks about his whole life, his dealings with Apple are only a part of that. Much of his previous work certainly built up to that and you can see him build up to it. His life story is awesome, this book is a page turner and easy to read.

If you like Apple, autobiographies, little bit of counter-culture, electronics or genuine guy you will love this book.

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